Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I bought a glass-blown pumpkin while in Kentucky. I'll have to take a picture of it and the other cute nicknacks I have for Halloween and post them here.
It has been COLD lately! Frost outside and below freezing temps overnight. The tomatos, basil, and morning glories froze and died. I had my first fire in the fireplace today - with real wood!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We just got back from a short visit to Louisville, Kentucky. We visited Churchill Downs Racetrack during the off-season and took tours there of the barns. We also saw an exhibit about Secretariat.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I would have like to use less pastel over the watercolor underpainting, to let it peak through more, but it didn't look right. I think I'd like to try this scene again in the future and see if I can show more watercolor. "It's the challenge that calls me!"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
It was a busy weekend. We had a baby granddaughter born, the rocking chair I ordered for my own pregnant daughter came in and had to be picked up, and my mother is recovering from surgery and needs someone (like me) dropping by twice a day to check her meds and pain control and meals. Sometimes it is darned hard to be a "stay-at-home-artist"!!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
She had a variety of backgrounds we could choose from - and I chose the "gold gesso" stamped background. After laying a piece of paper cut out to protect the pears, we used her texture stamps to stamp in gold gesso and stamp it on our paper. Then she showed us how to paint with rich dark colors in a marbled way. Cool!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I'll have to post the afternoon project tomorrow since I was running late and did not photograph it!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
First I did a watercolor underpainting using Paynes Grey and throwing in some greens, blues and purples. I did light washes of the snow area with these colors as well.
Earlier this day I was a participant at our local Celtic Faire. I joined my spinners and weavers group and we demonstrated. We were right next to the area where the bagpipe competitions were going on. It was a fun day.